Recent Graduate Data
Median Starting Salary: $48,425 At Time of Graduation: 72% Placement
As an accounting student, you will prepare to work in fields including industry, nonprofit, government, higher education or public accounting. You will receive a well-rounded education in business, as well as specified training in accounting. Supplement your major with a concentration to give you specialized training in an area of interest and to make you more competitive in the job market.
Accountants are pivotal to the success of every company, particularly in heavily regulated industries and industries with an emphasis on financial transactions. As an accountant, you will have plenty of room for advancement.
Many accounting graduates start as an auditor. In an internal marketing department, you can move from there to audit director, controller, vice president of finance and even chief financial officer. To get an accounting position, it is important to get internships and network during your time at the university.
Typical positions include:
- Tax Associate
- Audit Associate
- Internal Audit
- Tax Planning
- Forensic/Investigative Accounting
- Personal Financial Planning
- Financial Reporting
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